The past two seasons of Mad Men have kept us on the edge of our seats as to when the show would premiere, but we finally know the premiere date of Mad Men Season 6.
On April 7, 2013, the season will kick off with a 2-hour premiere episode at 9pm. The following week the show will return to it’s regularly scheduled time at 10PM. Sadly, Season 7 will be it’s last, so you better enjoy it while you can.
Creator Matt Wiener promises this season will be a pivotal one in the series. he told the Daily Beast: “I came in with my plan for the season. I was like, ‘I want to save that for the last season, I want to save that; I want to wait on that’ and I was pulled aside by Maria and Andre Jacquemetton, my executive producers, who said, ‘Don’t do that. You’ve never done that before. Let’s just use all the story that we have and we’ll deal with it on the other side of it.’ It really helped. Because I don’t want to change, part of it is superstition and part of it is the only way I know how to do it.
“I never had the guarantee of even one more season for the first few seasons I did the show. So I would just use all the story I had. And it’s a much better way to do it. It’s much better for the audience. It’s much more satisfying for us than going through some half-measure and wasting 13 episodes on a set-up. For what? For 13 more? I was told by my trusted co-workers that we should do the show the way we’ve always done it. And I think, as usual, I will probably be painted into a corner by the end of the season.”
Want a refresher of Season 5? Beginning March 3, 2013, fans can set their DVRs to record Season 5 episodes (Sunday mornings, hence the DVR) leading up until Mad Men Season 6′s premiere. And from what Matt Wiener says, you might want to.
“So where is he [Don Draper] going from there? I don’t know. Is he going to try to repair that relationship? Is going to move on from it? I can’t tell you. I would love for people to just watch the last 10 minutes of Season 5 right before Season 6 starts. I think you’ll have a really incredible experience as we get there.”
Can. Not. Wait.